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Author and Garden Educator

Kaitlin Mitchell

"My goal in creating Rutabaga Education is to provide accessible resources that allow more children and families to get outdoors and grow. I have put my heart and soul into this project, and I appreciate you investing in educating the future ambassadors of our planet. Happy gardening!"

Rutabaga Education is the passion project of Kaitlin Mitchell, a former elementary school educator with a master's degree in Cross-Cultural Education who San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine describes as "an edible gardening evangelist."

In development since 2015, Rutabaga Education has worked with schools, teachers, parents, families, homeschools, local nurseries, occupational therapists, and agriculture and garden clubs. We aim to provide structure, teaching standards, and exciting tools for all ages and abilities to be curious and successful in gardening, science, nature, and nutrition to develop lifelong healthy habits personally, in their community, and on the planet.

If you'd like to connect with Rutabaga to see if our resources can help grow your garden program, don't hesitate to contact us.

Award Winning Program

Silver Gate Garden and Rutabaga Education

As the recipients of the Classroom of the Future Foundation's 2022 Inspire Award, Rutabaga Education hopes to continue helping children and their families learn about garden-based science, nutrition, and nature while building self-esteem and community. Click on the video link to learn more about this recognition and Rutabaga's roots.

Rutabaga Education donates a portion of its proceeds to school and community garden programs.